Gender-specific association between socio-economic status and blood pressure according to BMI in the German Metabolic and Cardiovascular Risk Study

Chakrapani Balijepalli, Christian Lösch, Karl-Heinz Jöckel & Susanne Moebus
Objective: A lower socio-economic status (SES) is believed to be a risk factor for high blood pressure. We investigated the effect of SES on the prevalences on elevated blood pressure. Data from GEMCAS a nation wide cross sectional study in Germany with 35,869 subjects were analyzed. Design and[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]